Eva Carneiro legal case against Chelsea and Jose Mourinho set to go public after date is set for full employment tribunal

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Eva Carneiro attended an initial hearing on Wednesday which failed to reach a settlement (Source: Getty)

Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro’s legal claims against the Premier League champions and their ex-manager Jose Mourinho are set to result in a full and public employment tribunal later this year.

A preliminary hearing at the London South Employment Tribunal in Croydon today, attended by Carneiro and her legal team, did not result in a settlement that would have avoided a full hearing.

Wednesday’s proceedings were held in private but Carneiro had previously been seeking reinstatement to her role as first-team doctor and damages from Chelsea. She had also indicated that she was suing Mourinho for alleged sex discrimination.

The 42-year-old, who was born in Gibraltar but trained and worked in England before joining the Blues in 2009, left the club in September after her role was changed following a row with Mourinho.

Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn were labelled “impulsive and naive” by Mourinho following a 2-2 draw with Swansea, in which they ran on to treat player Eden Hazard, to the manager’s annoyance.

Mourinho, sacked last month following a disappointing start to the season, did not attend today's hearing. He could be ordered to give evidence at the full tribunal, which is expected to take place in the summer.

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